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Concert Band

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CHIJ SJC Concert Band features students who have mastered the skills and techniques of various instruments ranging from the woodwinds and brass instruments to the percussion. Each musician in our band is able to showcase her talent by participating actively in many intra- and interschool events every year.

The band comprises 3 main sections:
  1. Brass section – Cornet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba
  2. Woodwind section – Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon
  3. Percussion section – Drumset, Xylophone, Timpani, Cymbals etc.

The band actively seeks opportunities to perform in collaboration with external organisations. Exchange programmes with bands from other schools are regularly held. Past collaborators include schools from both within and beyond Singapore. Community-based events are also an avenue for our students to gain experience in handling performances. 

Annual band camps (student-organised) are held to foster greater unity amongst the members through shared experiences and reflections. Students also engage the community through organising a day-camp for primary school students under the Values-In-Action programme.

Together, under the direction of our instructors and band teachers-in-charge, we aspire to live up to the school’s motto of developing Women of Integrity with a Passion to Pursue Excellence.


OBJECTIVES

    • Students should be able to explain and apply their knowledge of basic music skills to play instruments correctly.
    • Students should be able to display good musicianship in performance and theory in various performances including Singapore Youth Celebrations (SYC) (formerly known as SYF).
    • Students should be able to develop peer leadership, cooperation, camaraderie and team work outside of academic subjects.
    • Students should develop an appreciation of good music and interest in music making.
    • Students should foster confidence and creative expression through performance of concert band literature. 


TEACHERS-IN-CHARGE

    • Mrs Lee-Tan Yu Jun
    • Mr Tan Weiliang Jansen
    • Mdm Sharon See (AED)



SCHEDULE

    • Monday 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm
    • Wednesday 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm
      (Additional practices may be held during the lead-up to major performances)


VENUE

    • Music Room (E-01-02)


ACHIEVEMENTS

Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging / Presentation
 2017Certificate of Accomplishment 
2015 Certificate of Accomplishment
2013 Certificate of Accomplishment
2011 Bronze Award
2009 Silver Award



PERFORMANCES/EVENTS

Year Name of Performance/Event
 2018
  • Chinese New Year School Concert Performance (February)
  • HDB Outreach Performance- Rhythm @ Punggol Town Square(March)
  • 80th Anniversary Awards Ceremony Performance (April)
  • SSO Pops- Happy Days: Favourite TV themes (November)
  • Percussion Grading (December)
 2017
  • School Annual Awards Ceremony Performance (April)
  • Learning Journey to Esplanade (November)
  • Encore VII (biannual band concert)
  • Percussion Grading (December) 
2016
  • Chinese New Year School Concert Performance (February)
  • School Annual Awards Ceremony Performance (April)
  • Musical –Sound of Music at ITE Central (June)
  • School Exchange with Yishun Town Secondary School and Holy Innocent’s High School (November)
  • Band Masterclass by Mr Katsuya Morishita (Japan Band Master) (November) 
  • Learning Journey to Madame Tussauds at Sentosa (November)
  • Encore VI (biannual band concert)
 2015
  • School Exchange with Yishun Town Secondary School (March)
  • SYF Arts Presentation (Accomplishment)
  • National Day Performance (August)
  • NUS Percussion Grading (November)
  • Japan Master Clinical (November)
2014
Public performance
-    Encore V (biannual band concert)
Band Masterclass by Mr Katsuya Morishita (Japan Band Master)
Overseas exchange trip
-    Band Cultural Exchange trip to Kuching, Sarawak
2012
Overseas cultural exchange trip
-    Taipei, Taiwan
2010
Overseas cultural exchange trip
-    Ipoh, Malaysia